Program Eligibility

Anyone is eligible to have their teeth cleaned and all new patients must be seen by a Delaware Tech dental hygiene student for their initial visit. Once services by the dental hygiene student is completed then financially eligible patients may be appointed a dentist. If a patient is not eligible for dental treatment, they will be referred to a private dentist.

Financial assistance programs offered by the Dental Health Center or contracted community agencies are based on financial need. Patients who consider themselves eligible must provide documentation of household income and complete a Patient Application to Financial Assistance Program form.

Before any dental services are rendered for a reduce fee, a financial program application must be completed prior to the first appointment.

Dental Health Center (DHC) Financial Assistance Programs

*Percentage of the fee listed on the fee schedule, paid by patient.
Note: ALL patients must pay 50% of the fee for bleaching trays and bleaching materials regardless of program status.

Program 
Payment for Services
General Public  50% - dental hygiene services only
College Employees
(includes spouse and dependents)
50%
DHC4
View household income eligibility (NEED PDF)
50% - except for bleaching, prosthetics or restorative treatment
Laboratory fees will be 50% of fee schedule
DHC3
View household income eligibility (NEED PDF)
30% - except for bleaching, prosthetics or restorative treatment
Laboratory fees will be 50% of fee schedule
DHC2
View household income eligibility (NEED PDF)
20% - except for bleaching, prosthetics or restorative treatment
Laboratory fees will be 50% of fee schedule
DHC1
View household income eligibility (NEED PDF)
10% - except for bleaching, prosthetics or restorative treatment
Laboratory fees will be 50% of fee schedule
Community Agency Financial Assistance Programs
Program
Payment for Services
Medicaid/Leach School
State of Delaware -
under 21 years of age
0%
Division of Public Health
(Ryan White Eligible)
0%
50% of bleaching and prosthetics
Division of Developmental Disabilities 50% of fee schedule - billed to agency
Vocational Rehabilitation 50% of fee schedule - prepaid with authorized voucher
DHC Financial Assistance Program Covered Services:
  • Dental cleanings
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
Services Not Covered by DHC Financial Assistance Programs:
  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Crowns
  • Tooth bleaching
  • Emergency dentist care

Emergency Services:

Emergency visits are offered strictly on an appointment only basis. These appointments are limited. You must have an appointment to receive treatment. Walk-ins are not accepted. We have set fees for our emergency appointments. Fees must be paid in full and in cash at the time of the appointment.

  • Extractions: $70
  • Fillings: $150
Important Payment Information:
  • Payments are due at the time of service.
  • All charges for prosthetics must be paid for in full prior to delivery of final product.
  • Fees indicated will be itemized per service to determine total cost to patient prior to procedures being started.
  • The Dental Health Center does not accept consignment for dental insurance. Patients with third party payment plans must pay the Dental Health Center in advance of the Center completing the paperwork for the insurance company. Insurance payments will be paid directly to patients.